Archive for July 28th, 2011

Record Stores Criticize Kanye and Jay-Z For Best Buy Deal

July 28th, 2011
Independent record stores are backlashing against Kanye West and Jay-Z's collaborative album as the Throne The organizers of Record Store Day have called on independent retailers throughout the United States to sign an open letter to the superstar rappers taking them to task for signing a deal with Best Buy...

Band to Watch: Shabazz Palaces Make Heady, Atmospheric Hip-Hop

July 28th, 2011
Click here to listen to Shabbaz Palaces' album "Black Up" Who A deliberately enigmatic hip-hop collective from Seattle led by the Palaceer the rapper otherwise known as Ishmael Butler The group released two EPs last year – Shabazz Palaces and Of Light – but their first full-length release Black Up (which...

Voice Live Tour Kicks Off With Surprise Blake Shelton Appearance

July 28th, 2011
The runaway success of NBC's singing competition 'The Voice' surprised nearly everyone – but the success of the show's Voice Live tour seems almost automatically assured at least if last night's kickoff at Los Angeles' Gibson Amphitheatre was any indication But there were still some surprises throughout the two-hour plus...

Morrissey: Norwegian Massacre Not As Bad As McDonalds and KFC

July 28th, 2011
Morrissey has reportedly compared the recent massacre of 76 people in Norway by the Christian extremist Anders Behring Breivik to the slaughter of animals for fast food chains "We all live in a murderous world as the events in Norway have shown" the singer told an audience in Warsaw Poland...

MTV Turns 30

July 28th, 2011
For original MTV VJ Mark Goodman the news that music network is celebrating its 30th anniversary this weekend is hard to fathom "It's freaking weird" he tells Rolling Stone "I've lived like three lifetimes since then It's just so long ago and yet it also seems like yesterday It's a...

50 Cent: ‘I’m Not Releasing an Album’

July 28th, 2011
50 Cent has threatened to pull the release of his fifth album Black Magic after coming into conflict with his label Interscope In a series of tweets yesterday the rapper declared "Man I'm not releasing a album i can't believe interscope is this f*cked up right now I apologize to...

Allman Brothers Rock New York With Phil Lesh, Crosby and Nash

July 28th, 2011
Last summer Gregg Allman was confined to his Savannah home recovering from a transplant that became immediately necessary after his doctor found cancer on his liver "It’s a painful thing" he told Rolling Stone last night at the Beacon Theatre where the Allman Brothers Band played a rare off-tour three-hour...

Rock on TV Preview: Lady Gaga Pulls Double Duty

July 28th, 2011
Lady Gaga will be a very busy lady tonight as she appears on two shows on different network First the pop queen will appear on So You Think You Can Dance for a second night in a row this time as a performer rather than as a judge Later on...

Kelly Rowland: ‘I Want to Get Back in the Studio Right Now’

July 28th, 2011
Kelly Rowland’s "Motivation" – off her third album Here I Am – has ruled the R&B/Hip-Hop charts all summer and is now making its way up the Billboard Hot 100 There's also a tour with Chris Brown in the works Before celebrating her album release with fellow Destiny’s Child cohorts...

Amy Winehouse Remembered by Jared Leto

July 28th, 2011
A few weeks ago we were asked to replace Amy Winehouse at a festival in Europe We agreed to fill in for her and were curious as to why she cancelled the date We confirmed the show and soon heard about her fateful concert in Belgrade and the subsequent cancellation...